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Hallelujah Acres’ Stand On Protein

After reading Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s opening statement from last week’s Health Tip, I pulled from my library shelf a copy of “God’s Way to Ultimate Health,” a book I had written, with the assistance of Michael Dye, in 1995 — almost 20 years ago.

I wanted to remind myself of what Hallelujah Acres believed and was teaching on the subject of protein nearly 20 years ago. I wanted to compare Hallelujah Acres’ stance on the subject then with Dr. Campbell’s thoughts on the same subject after he had spent decades of research on the subject.

When I compared what Hallelujah Acres was teaching about protein in 1995 with what Dr. Campbell said in 2006, I was absolutely thrilled! In fact, I was so excited about what I was reading that I wanted to share portions from my “God’s Way” book from the chapter titled “Protein and Propaganda”.

Interestingly, this chapter goes even further than Dr. Campbell went in his statement, revealing lots of other exciting information.

If you have a copy of my God’s Way to Ultimate Health book, turn to page 125. Under the heading “Chapter 15,” titled “Protein and Propaganda” you will find what Hallelujah Acres had this to say about protein nearly 20 years ago:

“Protein is by far the most widely discussed and publicized nutritional requirement of our body. With all this information available about protein, you might assume that people are pretty well informed on the subject. WRONG!

“The average American consumes over 100 grams of protein a day, which is three to five times as much as experts now say is necessary. We all know that protein is an essential nutrient, but what most of us have not been told is that excessive amounts of protein can be hazardous to our health.

“The dangers of a high-protein diet are not commonly known by the general public because we have been fed more misinformation and propaganda about protein than any other category of nutrition.

”A combination of badly outdated animal experiments and self-serving indoctrination disguised as nutritional education has left most people badly misinformed about our body’s protein needs. Several generations of school children and doctors were taught incorrectly that we need meat, dairy and eggs for protein.

“The meat, dairy, and egg industries funded this ‘nutritional education’ and it became official U. S. government policy. Much of the evidence used to support the claim that animal products are ideal for meeting human protein needs was based on a now discredited experiment on rats conducted in 1914 when Osborn and Mendel studied the protein requirements of laboratory rats.

“The medical and nutritional establishments have been slow to accept evidence contrary to the status quo of self-serving ‘nutritional education’ promoted by major commercial influences such as the meat and dairy industry.

“But facing the facts has forced doctors and nutritionists to steer more and more people away from animal products (because of cholesterol, saturated fat, mucous, excess protein, zero fiber, etc.) and to more fresh fruits and vegetables.

“It has been interesting to observe over the years how expert opinions and official policies have changed, sometimes reluctantly, in the area of health and nutrition. The subject of protein requirements provides a classic example of how experts and official policies have been proven wrong and forced to change.

“Nutritionists have drastically altered their thinking about human protein needs since that infamous rat study more than 80 years ago. But this updated knowledge has been very slow to reach the public. Most adults will remember being told repeatedly (and incorrectly) in school about how important it is to get lots of protein. . .

“This new knowledge has left a wide gap between what nutritional experts now say about protein versus what was being taught just a couple decades ago in school. In an effort to fill this wide gap of information as thoroughly and concisely as possible, here is a six-point summary of what we should know about protein.


Protein is an extremely important nutrient, but when we get too much protein, or protein that we cannot digest, it causes problems. In Your Health, Your Choice, Dr. Ted Morter, Jr. warns, ‘In our society, one of the principle sources of physiological toxins is too much protein.’

“It may come as quite a shock to people trying to consume as much protein as possible to read in major medical journals and scientific reports that excess protein has been found to promote the growth of cancer cells and can cause liver and kidney disorders, digestive problems, gout, arthritis, calcium deficiencies (including osteoporosis) and other harmful mineral imbalances. . .

“Numerous studies have found that animal and humans subjected to high-protein diets have a consistently higher rate of cancer development. As for humans, T. Colin Campbell, a Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and the senior science advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research, says there is a ‘strong correlation between dietary protein intake and cancer of the breast, prostate, pancreas and colon.’

“In Your Health, Your Choice, Dr. Morter writes, ‘The paradox of protein is that it is not only essential but also potentially health-destroying. Adequate amounts are vital to keeping your cells hale and hearty and on the job; but unrelenting consumption of excess dietary protein congests your cells and forces the pH of your life-sustaining fluids down to cell-stifling, disease-producing levels. Cells overburdened with protein become toxic.’

“Writing in the Sept. 3, 1982 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers Dr. Barry Branner and Timothy Meyer state that: ‘Undigested protein must be eliminated by the kidneys. This unnecessary work stresses out the kidneys so much that gradually lesions are developed and tissues begin to harden.’


In the colon, this excess protein waste putrefies into toxic substances, some of which are absorbed into the bloodstream. Dr. Willard Visek, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Illinois Medical School, warns, ‘A high protein diet also breaks down the pancreas and lowers resistance to cancer as well as contributes to the development of diabetes.’

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“Anyone successfully indoctrinated by the meat and dairy industry’s nutritional education would be puzzled by the numerous studies finding osteoporosis, a calcium deficiency that makes the bones porous and brittle, is prominent among people with high consumption of both protein and calcium.

“For example, the March 1983 Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that by age 65, the measurable bone loss of meat-eaters was five to six times worse than of vegetarians.

The August 22, 1984 issue of the Medical Tribune also found that vegetarians have ‘significantly stronger bones.’

“African Bantu women average only 350-mg. of calcium per day (far below the National Dairy Council recommendation of 1,200 mg.), but seldom break a bone, and osteoporosis is practically non-existent, because they have a low-protein diet.

“At the other extreme, Eskimos have the highest calcium intake in the world (more than 2,000 mg. a day), but they suffer from one of the highest rates of osteoporosis because their diet is also the highest in protein.

“The explanation for these findings is that meat consumption leaves an acidic residue, and a diet of acid-forming foods requires the body to balance its pH by withdrawing calcium (an alkaline mineral) from the bones and teeth. So even if we consume sufficient calcium, a high-protein, meat-based diet will cause calcium to be leached from our bones.

“Dr. John McDougall reports on one long-term study finding that even with calcium intakes as high as 1,400 mgs. a day, if the subjects consumed 75 grams of protein daily, there was more calcium lost in their urine than absorbed into their body. These results show that to avoid a calcium deficiency, it may be more important to reduce protein intake than to increase calcium consumption.

“In his 1976 book, How to Get Well, Dr. Paavo Airola, PhD., N.D., notes we ‘have been brought to believe that a high protein diet is a must if you wish to attain a high level of health and prevent disease. Health writers and ‘experts’ who advocated high protein diets were misled by slanted research, which was financed by dairy and meat industries, or by insufficient and outdated information.

“’Most recent research, worldwide, both scientific and empirical, shows more and more convincingly that our past beliefs in regard to high requirements of protein are out-dated and incorrect, and that the actual daily need for protein is far below that which has long been considered necessary.

“’Researchers, working independently in many parts of the world, arrived at the conclusion that our actual daily need of protein is only 25 to 35 grams (raw protein being utilized twice as well as cooked) …

“’But what is even more important, the worldwide research brings almost daily confirmation of the scientific premise … that proteins, essential and important as they are, can be extremely harmful when consumed in excess of your actual need.’

“Dr. Airola continues: ‘The metabolism of proteins consumed in excess of the actual need leaves toxic residues of metabolic waste in tissues, causes autotoxemia, over acidity, and nutritional deficiencies, accumulation of uric acid and purines in the tissues, intestinal putrefaction, and contributes to the development of many of our most common and serious diseases, such as arthritis, kidney damage, pyorrhea, schizophrenia, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and cancer. A high protein diet also causes premature aging and lowers life expectancy.’”

God’s Way to Ultimate Health, the book the above quotes were taken from, was first published in 1995 by Hallelujah Acres, and since then, close to 500,000 copies are in print. Click here to order your copy now!

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1: A Biblical Foundation for Health – Chapters 1-13 (Pages 24-117)
  • Part 2: An “Amen” From Modern Science – Chapters 14-23 (Pages 118-183)
  • Part 3: An “Amen” From People Who Have Tried the Hallelujah Diet – Chapters 24-26 (Pages 188-235)
  • Part 4: Recipes and Tips on How to Prepare Natural Foods – Chapters 27-30 (Pages 244-274)

On pages 12-20, appear endorsements of the book by a Doctor of Divinity, a Medical Doctor, a Doctor of Chiropractic, and a Doctor of Nutrition.

In addition, hundreds of testimonies, from people who saw numerous physical problems disappear after adopting The Hallelujah Diet, line the borders of most pages.

If you are not already on The Hallelujah Diet, may I encourage you to give it a try!

Hallelujah Acres is a Christian ministry that teaches health from a Biblical perspective! Hallelujah Acres is trying to help the Christian community (as well as anyone else who will listen) realize that God’s original diet, as given by God in Genesis 1:29, was — and still is — God’s perfect plan for the proper nourishment of his human creation.

Multitudes across the world have made this diet change and have experienced normalization of weight, as well as the elimination of almost all their physical and even psychological problems.

Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.


  1. Eskimos … suffer from one of the highest rates of osteoporosis because their diet is also the highest in protein.

    This is a very misleading statement and if there is any truth to it at
    all it is only because of the advent of industrial foods replacing these
    indigenous peoples diet, and creating malnutrition in their culture!

    • Mitzi Crawford August 12, 2013

      i agree Kris. I tried all that and was vegan for 7 years got fatter than I had been in years and felt terrible. i have now eliminated sugar.and eat lots of fruits and veggies plus lean protien and freerange yardbird eggs once or twice a week. i have lost 53 pounds so far and am feeling better than I have in years…

  2. I tried the Hallelujah Diet for 6 months and felt awful. Why is that? I bought everything organic, I juiced, drank BarleyMax, kept everything as raw as possible. I made everything at home, including my salad dressings. I felt drained, weak, unable to think clearly, and generally tires ALL the time. I so wanted the diet to work for me, but it didn’t. Just goes to show that one diet does not work for everyone. I went back on meat and within a few days I felt normal again. I guess my body was just built for meat consumption.

    • I meant to say “tired ALL the time.”

    • “Why is that?” Although I’m not an expert (been on the Hallelujah Diet about 3 years), based on everything I’ve read and heard from others, if your diet change was drastic, you probably felt bad due to your body eliminating so many toxins. Some people do better with a more gradual transition.

      • How long does a person have to feel like crap before it gets better? I tried for 6 months and it never got better. I can’t live like that! I had a relatively good diet before I tried going on Hallelujah. We ate a lot of fresh veggies, fruits and lean meats and dairy. We weren’t big on eating out or buying processed food. That’s why I feel that one diet does not work for all people. I truly believe some folks do better with a little meat in their diet.

  3. Deborah August 7, 2013

    I find it interesting you use so many old studies to promote your theories, isn’t there some updated data

    • Response August 7, 2013


      If you will re-read the first three paragraphs of this Health Tip, you will find that the Health Tip was comprised of quotes from a book titled “God’s Way to Ultimate Health, written almost 25-years ago..
      What Hallelujah Acres believed and was teaching about the bodies need for protein 25-years ago is as up-to-date as the most recent scientific findings was the purpose of the Health Tip.
      The author of the book is only a few months from age 80 and has not consumed any animal sourced protein for almost 40-years. In other words he has been a pure, mostly raw, vegan for almost half of his life. Today, after nearly 40-years of consuming no animal protein of any kind, he is extremely healthy, very muscular, with lots of energy.
      All the protein he has consumed in the past almost 40-years has been plant protein, derived directly from the plant in basically raw form. It might be interesting to note that all the protein in meat or dairy came from the green plant that the animal ate in its raw form. When we eat or drink animal protein, we are getting it second-hand..

    • I agree. There are many studies today that show the exact opposite of this article’s findings. There are diets that promote eating healthy, which includes eating a little meat along with your fruits and veggies. See the Paleo Diet, the Perfect Health Diet, and The Blood Type Diet. I know personally that the vegan/Hallelujah diet does not work for me. It leaves me feeling awful. God made each of us unique and what works for one may not work for another. I know the Hallelujah diet uses Genesis 1:29 as a guide for eating. But, if you continue reading in Genesis 9:3, God gives us the animals to eat as well. I don’t believe God would say to go ahead and eat meat if it was going to be bad for us. Why would a loving God do that? He wouldn’t.

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